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The Madingley Conferences of the Friends of Mount Athos
An Archive of Descriptions of the Conferences

This page documents the history of the Madingley Conferences – a series on international conferences of the Friends of Mount Athos. The series takes its name from Madingley Hall, a grand sixteenth-century country house 3 miles west of Cambridge. The hall serves as a University conference centre; all of the Madingley Conferences have taken place here.

First Madingley Conference, 28 February – 2 March, 2003:
The Sacred Bridge: The Spirituality of the Holy Mountain
Second Madingley Conference, 4-6 March, 2005:
“Beauty will Save the World” Art, Music and Athonite Monasticism
Third Madingley Conference, 9-11 February, 2007:
Mount Athos: The Last Fifty Years and the Next
Fourth Madingley Conference, 20-22 February, 2009:
Mount Athos: Microcosm of the Christian East
Fifth Madingley Conference, 25-27 February, 2011:
The Earthly Heaven: The Mother of God and the Holy Mountain
Sixth Madingley Conference, 8-10 March, 2013:
Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos
Seventh Madingley Conference, 6-8 February, 2015:
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth. A Symposium in Honour of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
Announcement and videos of the Conference
Eighth Madingley Conference, 3-5 February, 2017:
Mount Athos and Russia 1016-2016
A Symposium Celebrating 1000 Years of Russian Monastic Presence on Mount Athos